. reviews a new book by Adam Rutherford that aims to use the weapon of scientific fact to vanquish the myth that racism is grounded in science.
"Dismantling racist falsehoods... he returns to several themes: DNA data are over-interpreted; the environment is under-appreciated; and human genetic difference is 'wickedly complicated'...” Read my review of Adam Rutherford's How to Argue with a Racist
AKA How to argue with a racist.
⁩ reviews Adam Rutherford’s *How to Argue with A Racist* & concludes he offers some good evidence but it is going to take a massive effort on many fronts to change deeply problematic conceptions of body and being.
Excellent review by : "Rutherford does survey the history of eugenics. But he does not acknowledge that having this contemptible field at its foundations might prevent genetics ever being the anti-racist ally he hopes."
Great review by of 's essential book.
Their common inheritance is the lived experience of discrimination, racism and inequality. Yet, even now, some people prefer to suggest that these health disparities are driven by genetics. It is a wearily, tragically familiar line of reasoning.
"This is a moment for deeds, not words. To topple the edifice of structural racism that produces ‘excess’ death in the context of COVID‑19 and of life generally will take urgent social, political and economic action..."
"...having (eugenics) at its foundations might prevent genetics ever being the anti-racist ally..." Analogous to the 'mark of Cane' in Mormonism then? More ideologically driven anti-science finds a home in a Nature branded publication. Disappointing.
Weapons for when bigotry claims science as its ally
"Dismantling racist falsehoods that masquerade as truths, Rutherford returns to several themes: DNA data are over-interpreted; the environment is under-appreciated; and human genetic difference is "wickedly complicated""